Simpilicity
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What's Become Of QF 743's?

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:08 pm

Apparently a few were leased to GA during Hajj & painted in revised livery.

Have these aircraft been returned to QF? Or ?
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:16 pm

From what i hear they have gone back to operataing the HNL route.
Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:22 pm

just did a photo search & it appears GA leased VH-EBX & VH-EBV.
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:51 pm

Aren't they operating 743's to BOM?
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:36 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
Aren't they operating 743's to BOM?

no, current QF timetable to BOM shows 333 with 1 stop.
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:33 am

they currently do SYD-HNL / SYD-NRT / SYD-PER (just for next few months) / SYD-MEL (additional capacity over Comm Games and Grand Prix) / once weekly SYD-AKL and SYD-CHC.
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
they currently do SYD-HNL / SYD-NRT / SYD-PER (just for next few months) / SYD-MEL (additional capacity over Comm Games and Grand Prix) / once weekly SYD-AKL and SYD-CHC.

Can't see any SYD/PER, SYD/MEL or SYD/CHC ?

Specifically aircraft GA leased VH-EBX & VH-EBV - r they back in QF fleet, ie. repainted with red rat on tail?
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:19 pm

Simpilicity,

Yes they are back with QF, actually with a white rat on a red tail !!

RL
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:55 pm

Quoting Jupiter2 (Reply 7):
Yes they are back with QF, actually with a white rat on a red tail !!

yeh but industry knows them as red rat airlines or apology airlines. I guess with engineering be exported to China then more maintenance problems r heading their way.
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:10 pm

Simpilicity,

Granted.

I was just stating the obvious.

As for heavy maintenance going to China, well not ......... yet.

As it stands, heavy maintenance on the 330's is already being done in Zurich, not to many seem to complain about that. 380's will probably be done at a joint facility with SQ, how many will complain about that ??

RL
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:27 pm

Quoting Jupiter2 (Reply 9):
As for heavy maintenance going to China, well not ......... yet.

u need to read between the lines ( spin ).

Unfortunately, many jobs WILL go to China, but QF did not want to announce that as well as yesterdays announcement.

They'll break it to the unions slowly after the further reviews.

I reckon it's a done deal.

However, isn't there a shortage of LAME's in OZ? Maybe the ex QF LAME's will just have to settle for less money working for someone else?
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:37 pm

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 6):
Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
they currently do SYD-HNL / SYD-NRT / SYD-PER (just for next few months) / SYD-MEL (additional capacity over Comm Games and Grand Prix) / once weekly SYD-AKL and SYD-CHC.

Can't see any SYD/PER, SYD/MEL or SYD/CHC ?

Over the Australian Winter Qantas will be running the 743 between Sydney and Perth

Over the Commonwealth Games and the Melbourne Grand Prix extra services between SYD and MEL will be performed by the 743

Once a week on the weekend a SYD-CHC is performed by the 743.

Have a closer look it's in the Galileo timetable !!
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:45 pm

Apology airlines...
Simplicity...working for the company.... you are dead CORRECT!!
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:50 pm

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 11):
Over the Australian Winter Qantas will be running the 743 between Sydney and Perth

Over the Commonwealth Games and the Melbourne Grand Prix extra services between SYD and MEL will be performed by the 743

Once a week on the weekend a SYD-CHC is performed by the 743.

Have a closer look it's in the Galileo timetable !!

Found the SYD/PER's but not the rest looking in Amadeus.
 
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RE: What's Become Of QF 743's?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:01 pm

For the record, I flew 2 weeks ago on EBX HNL/SYD in Biz Class. A lovely way to spend a day, in the Dreamtime seats, IMO the world's best biz class seats of the non-extending variety, and way more comfortable than the Skybeds, which I thoroughly loathe...like trying to sleep on a park bench!

From cabin shots here on A.net, I think LanChile use the same Dreamtime seat.

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